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Former Hotline host and playwright, Barbara Gloudon, has died

Another media giant has left us after legendary talk show host and playwright, Barbara Gloudon, passed away Wednesday night. She was 87 years old.

Gloudon had reportedly been ailing for some time and died just days after her husband, Ancile Gloudon.

Gloudon is one of Jamaica’s most influential theatre figures. She was the long-time scribe of the Little Theatre Movement’s yearly pantomime.

The St. Andrew High School old girl was also a director of the Jamaica Tourist Board, an author and a features editor at the Jamaica Gleaner.

She is also well-known as the host of the long-time Jamaican talk show, Hotline, hosting the show from the late 1980s until her departure in 2015. The show focused on various social and cultural issues affecting Jamaica.

Gloudon received the Order of Jamaica in 1992 and was inducted into the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) Hall of Fame in 2013.

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